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  1. Indian Air Force 85th anniversary: PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind extend greetings

Indian Air Force 85th anniversary: PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind extend greetings

IAF today, having completed 85 years of dedicated service to the nation will celebrate the anniversary with a large parade and air display with various aircraft.

By: | Published: October 8, 2017 10:21 AM
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 85th anniversary on Sunday, on October 8. (PTI)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 85th anniversary on Sunday, on October 8. The IAF is celebrating Air Force Day at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is currently in Gujarat for a two-day visit, extended his greetings to the Air Force and sent his best wishes to the air warriors and their families on the occasion. PM took to Twitter and wrote: “On Air Force Day, best wishes to our courageous air warriors and their families. Their determination and prowess ensure that our skies are safe.”

IAF today, having completed 85 years of dedicated service to the nation will celebrate the anniversary with a large parade and air display with various aircraft. On its day of glory, the IAF fighter planes will also display an air show. President Ram Nath Kovind too greeted India’s air warriors on the occasion. he saluted the commitment of Air Force and said, “On Air Force Day, I salute the valour, commitment & dedication of our brave air warriors. They safeguard our skies.” Here are the tweets from PM Modi and President Kovind:

About Indian Air Force

The IAF was officially established on 8 October 1932. On April 1, 1993, its first ac flight came into being. The motto of IAF aims to overwhelm the adversaries with the application of aerospace power in defence of the nation, as per the report from the official website. It is a modern, technology-intensive force distinguished by its commitment to excellence and professionalism. Keeping pace with the demands of contemporary advancements, the IAF continues to modernise in a phased manner and today it stands as a credible air power counted amongst the fore-most professional services in the world.

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